Wild About Learning

2016-2017 LVES Weekly Staff Newsletter

Week of October 17th - 21st

Excellence in ALL We Do!

Golden Ticket Update

It's been another busy week of earning Golden Tickets! K

Congratulations to the following classes for earning 50 Golden Tickets:

  • Mrs. Cook - Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Rowin - Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Simons - 1st Grade
  • Mrs. Outlaw - 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Kudrna - 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Jimenez - 2nd Grade
  • Mrs. Baker - 3rd Grade
  • Mrs. Burpee - 3rd Grade
  • Mrs. Stern - 3rd Grade

Our school-wide total as of today is 3200! That means that we not only met our school-wide goal, but exceeded it BEFORE the October 21st deadline!!! We will have our dance party the last 10-minutes of school on Friday, October 21st.

Grade Level Totals:

  • Kindergarten - 700 Golden Tickets
  • 1st Grade - 550 Golden Tickets
  • 2nd Grade - 1200 Golden Tickets
  • 3rd Grade - 700 Golden Tickets

Check out next week's newsletter for the 2nd nine week and reward:-)



Lots of great learning took place at last week's PLC conference in San Antonio! We can't wait to share the new learning on October 26th. Team Leaders - if you would like to take some time in PLCs this week to talk about your PLC experience, feel free to do so:-)

Lockdown Drill

We will be having our first lockdown drill of the year this week, so start talking to your students about expectations during a lockdown drill. The procedures for lockdown drills were in the packet of information that you received during August inservice. If you need another copy, please let Christine know. When it's time for the drill, I will make an announcement telling you it's time to lockdown. Please remember the following:

  • Turn lights off
  • Check the hallway and bring in any students in the hallway to your room
  • Get in the closet, or in a corner, away from the door and window
  • Stay calm and quiet
  • Do not come out until an administrator unlocks the door

Please reassure your students that this is just practice, like a fire drill, in the event that we have a threat in the school. This type of drill can be very scary for our little ones. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


Picture Day is Wednesday

I am attaching the picture schedule to the email, so please be sure that you have your class to the cafeteria at the time of your pictures. Christine tried to work around specials, lunch and recess to the best of her ability. This will help Dianne keep everything on schedule. The pictures will be in the yearbook, so smile pretty:-) Dianne is also providing the faculty with badges again this year.

1st Quarter Self Assessments are due Friday

Friday's deadline for 1st Quarter Self Assessments is firm and cannot be extended, so please make sure that you get those submitted on for before the deadline. If you have any issues with submitting your assessments, please let Eric or me know.

End of the 1st Nine Weeks is Friday

Please make sure your grades are updated in Gradebook, because grades are due on Monday, October 24th by 4:00 pm. Proof sheets will be in your boxes on Tuesday, October 25th and are due back to Veronica, with any corrections, by 4:00 pm that afternoon. Reports cards will be printed and in your boxes on Thursday, October 27th.

Parent Conferences are coming soon...

October 28th is an early release day for parent/teacher conferences. Fall conferences are for all parents, so please make sure you contact parents soon (if you haven't already) about setting up a time to conference. If you need Eric or I to sit in on one of your conferences, please let us know. We will be more than happy to be there for you:-)

Point Venture Lions Club Grants

It's that time of the year again to submit a grant proposal to Point Venture Lions Club. If you have an innovative idea for your classroom, but need some funds to get it started, then this grant is for you! Let me know if you need a copy of the grant proposal. I attached it to last week's email. All grant proposals are due on or before October 28th.

Good luck!!

Faculty Meeting

This week's faculty meeting is for CIP Teams, so we will meet in the library at 3:15 for snacks before breaking into our teams. Thank you 1st grade for providing this month's snacks! CIP Leaders - I will have your agenda and sign-ins before the meeting, but the November Formative Assessments are going to be first on the agendas.

Friday Funny

A little music video from the Holderness Family to get you into the Fall spirit.
Pumpkin Spice Parody | Great Pumpkin Debate | The Holderness Family

Faculty Birthdays

We have 1 staff birthday this week:

  • Amy Rowin - October 17th

We hope that you have a wonderful birthday!

Mark Your Calendars...Be sure to add "Elementary Staff Calendar" to your calendar

  • October 17th - Michelle out for admin meeting, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • October 17th - Tier 3 Meetings
  • October 19th - Fall Pictures - schedule coming soon
  • October 19th - CIP Team Meetings, 3:15 pm in Library
  • October 21st - End of 1st Nine Weeks Grading Period
  • October 21st - 1st Quarterly Self-Assessment due in Appraise by 4:00 pm
  • October 24th - Grades due by 4:00 pm
  • October 25th - Proof sheets due to Veronica by 4:00 pm
  • October 26th - PLC and Lockdown Drill Faculty Meeting, 3:15 pm
  • October 28th - Football players LAST visit, 8:00 am
  • October 28th - 3rd Grade to LVHS for pep rally, 9:00 am
  • October 28th - Early Release at 11:30 am
  • October 28th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 31st - Book Character Parade, 8:30 am - please send information home soon
  • November 2nd - 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Recognition during lunches, Teachers on lunch duty